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Cloning and Stem Cell Discoveries Earn Nobel in Medicine

NPR | Oct. 8, 2012 2:38 p.m.

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Rob Stein

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was announced Monday in Sweden to two scientists: John Gurdon of England and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan. The two will share the prize for their landmark work on stem cells. These cells hold great promise for treating human disease but they are also a source of controversy.

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